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Perri Poirier
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I have yet to find a site where the immersive reading icon displays...what does it even look like, all I ever see is the favorites STAR the right side of the address box?

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@Perri Poirier 

Hi Perri,

'Tis true, not all web sites have it, but, when there it looks like the red circled icon or button.

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Cheers,
Drew

Hi @Perri Poirier 

try this site as an example:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/samples/changing-computer-state?view=powershel...

 

the icon appears at the address bar that you wanna click on

 

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You haven't mentioned which Edge insider channel you, if you are on Beta, you need to enable a flag called "Reading View" in edge://flags/

but if you are using Dev and Canary channels, it's enabled by default but still you can enable extra features of it in edge://flags/

 

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I also agree with you that the Immersive reader or its old name, Reader view mode, should appear on all web pages and not only those that Edge chooses to.

made a post about it a while back

 

Make Reading View button available on All web pages and websites. Make it a Fixed button

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/Make-Reading-View-button-available-on-All-web-pag...

 

Trying to figure out the logic behind Immersive reader mode

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Discussions/Trying-to-figure-out-the-logic-behind-Immersive-r...

 

 

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